I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote my first article about home-schooling. My youngest son is now in the 5th grade, and I am still on the home-schooling train. Here are lessons learned.
Hoping to get into university? Writing a personal statement is one of the most difficult parts of the process. Here's how to write one that will get you those offers.
In my experience, college was exciting and enlightening but finishing my thesis was full of missteps and brutal criticism. As an art, student it was more than brutal; it was crushing. How to recover?
Don't forget anything for your first year at college. This comprehensive list will help you on your way!
The exceptional learner needs an exceptional instructor! Teaching the "one size fits all" method may be less complicated but it will not address the unique needs of the exceptional student.
This is my story of teaching English from 2007 until 2010 in Thailand. I relive my experiences of teaching in government and private schools in the Bangkok area.
A collection of tips I have acquired over my first year of university. These range from Money to Halls to Classes and everything in between that will hopefully prepare you for the start of the next 3 or more years of your life.
This list will contain the context of my favorite British Novels (and one play!) that I taught my British Literature students over the years.
Investigating current electricity is a great hands on experience for kids to grasp the basic concepts of a resource so important to their daily lives. A circuit board makes the experience less frustrating and so much easier to demonstrate. With this circuit board it is possible to demonstrate series, parallel and a combination of both these circuits clearly and easily.
College textbooks can be outrageously expensive, but there are some key strategies for saving money and avoiding the pain of paying full price.
"Who Is The Girl in the Picture?" is about a group of five friends who are being haunted by an evil ghost named, Christina. If they don't find out who Christina is, then she may kill them all.
I received my bachelor's Health Care Administration and Master's in Psychology at Ashford University. Ashford University may seem like a dream come true, at first, but this dream has very, very dark side that should be deeply considered before signing off on the dotted line.
"OMG! It's so awful. How can I tell her that her writing stinks?" Avoiding the UPSET depends on the SETUP of the editing and proofreading arrangement when a friend asks for your help.
Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, the most important thing you must do on the first day of school is let students know your expectations through the class rules.
What is the purpose of an historical research paper? It is not what you might think. It is much more in depth than just reciting history. A research paper in history is an exercise in exploration and supporting theories. Too often, a student...
Part 6 of a series on sorority recruitment and membership, focusing on what to expect during Recruitment Week
I went through formal Panhelenic recruitment in fall 2017, now I will be on the other side of recruitment as a member of Greek Life. Here is a list of things I wish I knew before rushing.
Everything you need to know about The Common Core contrarians and proponents. It's not as easy as it should be but the article by Mike Wyn makes sense of it all.
If you are resourceful and keen enough, you can find an effective free GED study guide online and in your local library. Here are some tips about how to use it well.
While it's been years since I was a new teacher, I remember the feeling like it was yesterday: panic, followed by exhaustion, followed by more panic. As if student teaching weren't hard enough, the first year for a teacher is a trial by fire.
The two major nursing designations used within the United States are LPN which stands for licensed practical nurse and RN which is a registered nurse. Deciding which career path to take requires a good understanding of what each one involves in...
According to Anthony Clifford Grayling (1998) philosophy is the study of such fundamental problems as existence, reason, knowledge and mind among others.
Teaching old dogs new tricks requires some patience, and an understanding of the difficulties that senior students face. Classes for seniors are also very rewarding - both for the teacher and the students!
Carefully choosing and designing a workspace for homework completion can increase your academic success. Distractions and not having your tools close at hand are detrimental to getting homework done well and efficiently. Find tips for creating the perfect homework space which will contribute to your academic success.
This article shows a number of different English teaching jobs in Japan. For those interested in teaching in Japan, this list can be a great help.
How do you ace the ACT Reading test? The questions can actually get tricky, so you have to hone your skills to be able to adapt to the testing strategy of this particular exam.
Having a good complaint handling process is a critical part of retaining customers and building a positive reputation. Here are some tips that should help in establishing an effective complaint handling procedure.
A guide to surviving the first rotation in physician assistant school. Topics covered include: what to bring, what preceptors expect of students, things to do the first day and helpful pocket references.
A teaching portfolio is not just a scrapbook. A good teaching portfolio is a collection of items that are carefully selected to demonstrate mastery of educational skills. The teaching portfolio is an ever-evolving showcase that can open doors to a great teaching career.
How to write a personal statement for medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy. Top rated example of good personal statement for medicine, guaranteed to get you an interview.
This article will give you some basic information on how to get started as a phlebotomist and some tips and tricks about how to be a successful phlebotomist
As a Nursing Student myself, and looking back on the previous three years of my college career, I have gained some insight that I believe every Nursing Student should know before, and during their time in the Nursing Program.
An easy step-by-step guide for anyone showing others how to teach English as a foreign language to children.
A discussion of two videos regarding brain damage and occupational therapy, complete with citations for students.
We'll all be there at some point - the dreaded exam season. Making sure you know how to revise correctly will make all the difference to your final grade. This article will show you how to succeed.
There are three common writing errors. Often when we write, we become very redundant and write very superfluous words and sentences. Here is how to watch out for them.
How to be a more competitive applicant when applying to Dental School. Making sure you stand out from the rest.
As a former musician, I apply songwriting techniques to content writing. Improve the flow of your content by writing in a way that is music to the ears of your readers.
A quick and easy checklist that has everything that girls need to make the most of their university or college experience!
The schools in the US have numerous complicated problems in educating our students to obtain a skill set to move forward in life, plus the capability to think and problem solve. The overcrowding in schools, parental indifference or lack of funding. This article is based on my independent research.
This blog will show how to get even the strictest teachers to like you, and maybe, just maybe, get them to even think of you as their favorite. Don't believe me? Read on and give these tips a try!
MOOCs massive open online courses are changing education and making distance education more engaging, interactive, supportive and user friendly. Here's a review of one student's experience with a Coursera MOOC.
An article that offers some helpful tips on how to constructively, but gently, critique what some might consider to be "bad" writing.
Falling in love with writing again, or any hobby or creative endeavor that has hit a wall, takes plenty of gentle self-care and patience. Here are some tips to help you find your voice again.
Fill your stomach instead of filling your brain. Here are 5 ways to conquer the test-taking jitters with the power of food.
One of the beauties of the English language is the diversity of the vocabulary available to it's users. It is also one of the things that can make English hard to get to grips with. Misused vocabulary can make even the most fluent speakers seem...
Idioms or idiomatic expressions are perhaps one of the toughest topics for learners of English as a Second Language or ESL. This is because idioms cannot be taken literally. They have culturally embedded meanings that most native English...
For English Language Learners, writing is a process that goes beyond spelling and grammar. It begins with socializing and evolves into copying sentence frames; eventually writing essays. Students need written and oral feedback, and should engage with prompts that are culturally relevant and diverse.
Feel your best and do your best when taking your GED exam. Passing and acing your test need you to be smart about what to do on this very important day.
Experience is showing that wise water management is key to the success of a civilization. This article shows what a career in this field could entail and how to get training.
There are so many definitions of what educational technology is that it makes it difficult to clearly identify what it is and what it should mean to an educator. This is an attempt to simplify it and explain it in an understandable way.
Taking classes in education—and even practicum experience—won't prepare you for everything you encounter your first year of teaching.
According to the Career College Association, two out of three Americans are considering returning to school for further education or to learn a new career. With the proliferation of career colleges in the United States, the prospective student needs...
Your dorm room is your home for the school year. Find ways to give it life, and help it to take on your persona.
After the novelty of college has worn off, you may realize that during the course of the first few months, along with a criminally heavy workload, you have also developed a host of bad habits.
Today's education focuses on college readiness and college preparation. However, what if your child is not one who is interested in college? Start thinking about Career & Technical Education.
One of your most important undertakings to fulfill your academic career and goals is to take the ACT test. A personalized ACT study program can help you pass and ace your test, enabling you to have better options for a more quality college education.
9 Easy tips and tricks, beyond basic spelling and grammar, that will help you polish your writing and produce pieces you can be proud of.
The Medical College Admissions Test is a standardized, multiple-choice examination that, along with your undergraduate GPA, admissions use to predict your ability to succeed in a medical school setting. The exam, comprised of four sections- Physical...
This lesson plan helps elementary students practice measurement skills using a fun, hands-on activity.
We all know college is important, but a university education is not always possible or a good fit. Here are some reasons to consider a junior college.
Teaching English as a foreign language is a difficult career. These are some common teaching mistakes that esl teachers make that often prevent their students from learning. Learn these and teach yourself to be a better teacher.
As college students reach their senior year, there are some stages of stress and excitment that they're bound to go through
New teachers need guidance to learn the ropes of their profession. This primer will do anything but that.
This article provides some tips explaining how to use technology to teach English as a Second Language. It can also be used as a plan for using tech to teach any subject.
Resources and study strategies to help you pass organic chemistry. These ochem study tips are written by a student who did well in the ochem I and II and includes useful advice shared by a professor.
English is a foreign language in India but is in high demand for higher studies and jobs. Thus, learning English has become important.
Here are instructions on how to assemble a first aid kit for your college student's dorm room, including a checklist for bandages, medications, useful tools and more.
The cost of a college degree will be one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life. But going back to school could be a worthwhile expense if you're thinking about a career change.
Volunteer internships and practicum placements in non-profit organisatins can help college students get a competitive edge over their peers when they graduate and enter the workforce.
I prepared this write-up to provide some insight on PhD applications beyond what you can find on program webpages, or at the very least, organize all that information into one article.
By attending one of many tuition-free colleges, you can save quite a bit of money on your education. Find out which colleges don't charge a dime for tuition!
Poetry is the highest craft in the English language. Readers will enjoy poetry much better with an understanding of key poetry literature terms.
An innovative training to help students to be prepared and neutralize relational and emotional bully attacks with non-violent and effective techniques.
Only 56 percent of students graduate college in six years. Financial problems are a leading reason for dropping out.
I am sorry to break it to you, but college might not be as charming as you thought it would be. With that rather depressing thought, I will share the eight biggest pressures of a being freshman.
There are some things that you tend to forget when you’re busy with college. So here’s a post to remind you of all those things
Before Gutenberg's printing press, books were painstakingly inscribed, illustrated, and bound by hand. This made them priceless works that could not easily be replaced. Thus, chained libraries came to exist, and only a few still survive . . .
Simple, easy to follow tips and ideas to help your students improve their spelling in classes. Includes strategies and suggestions for dealing with homophones,homonyms and exceptional English words.
The main differences between teaching as an ALT at a Japanese school and teaching at a Japanese conversation school, and which one is right for you.
Authored by James Muñoz History is the academic discipline that gives the human species the ability to understand the present through past events. History allows for a more comprehensible illumination of the present; the possibilities of our...
Pastors should write a book for several reasons. These are just a few reasons pastors should write a book.
Marking my return to HubPages after 2 years by writing about creating Navigation/Navplans for day VFR flights in Australia.
You've gotten into grad school...now how are you going to survive it? Tips for those starting graduate school, from budgeting to on-campus services and buying textbooks.
When it comes to editing books, there are many different styles you'll discover. Every editor has their unique method.
Are you thinking of going back to school? Two out of three Americans are, according to a survey by the Career Colleges Association. The American people are dealing with high unemployment rates, layoffs and, of course, stiff competition for the...
Incoming college freshmen often wonder what types of professors they will have in college. This article will "introduce" you to the different types of professors so that you can be prepared!
Two little Latin terms, i.e. and e.g., have been playing the “We look alike, but we are actually different.” game for a long time, and this is my take to explain their differences.
Here's a tutorial on how to make a simple flannel story board yourself to use for your classroom, Sunday school or your homeschool!
In the world of special education there are several terms one must know and understand. And nearly all of them are acronyms commonly used as jargon among special educators.
So you've successfully completed high school and scored well on the SAT and ACT. However, succeeding in a public college is not about what you know, but rather how responsible of a person you are.
Oral Review can be a versatile and effective teaching/learning technique. Students retain more of what they learn through repetition and review.
Having a TESOL or TEFL certificate is a big advantage when seeking a teaching job abroad. Let me explain these certifications and how you can benefit from them.
Step by Step explanation of how to do an Annotated Bibliography (Survey and Annotation of Sources). Includes how to teach this using Perspectives on Argument by Nancy Wood.
Discover some of the benefits of getting a master's degree in social work so you can decide whether this degree offers what you are looking for.
Find out how to make the most of your teaching and tutoring skills online, or learn more about how to find the right English education program for your needs.
This is an ESL lesson plan for a discussion activity for upper-intermediate students. The lesson is based on the Gap Year concept and is intended to provide cultural understanding as well as generate discussion.
If you're not able to hire a professional proofreader—and you plan to enlist friends and family for free help—here are tips for using amateur proofreaders for your self published book.
This article features a lesson with activities on time management and independent living for children with vision loss and other disabilities.
You have to watch out in the ACT English test because the questions can get tricky. Here are smart tips about how to go beyond the pitfalls of the test and pass it with flying colors.
Some helpful tips for providing constructive critique of good writers in a way that can be mutually beneficial.
Left an important assignment until the last minute, and not sure what to do? Here's an effective game plan on how to write your paper at the last minute, as well as tricks to improve your writing.
Homeschooling is where the parent teaches their child from home, rather than sending them to a public or private school. This allows for freedom of teaching your child in a unique way.
Are you a college-bound teen? Discover how to make adjustments such as dealing with your new freedom, making new friends, and balancing school-work with other activities.
A teaching strategy for empowering school kids to create and present a short story in their own words with their own ideas, but they don't write a thing.
Writing is painful for many students. Some of the most reluctant writers are English language learners. This approach to using photograph prompts has radically changed my ELL students’ attitude towards writing.
There are many ways to make friends in college, even if you don't live on campus. Don't let commuting stand in your way of experiencing college social life to the fullest!